We have many projects to choose from.
Using the technique “wet-on-wet” pigment is applied to wet paper allowing the color to flow wherever it will forming new shades and unexpected patterns. Cover perspective in order to create the Lifeguard tower and shoreline.
TIE DYE By using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol draw detailed images and add
a tie dye effect on either T-shirts, scarves, socks or such. This is machine washable.
Black & White Photo & Tinting - Ansel Adams
Studying the photographer
and his awe inspiring black
& white landscapes. Learn the history of SLR cameras and
hand color images in a old fashion tinted method.
on Glass Using a clear glass plate paint either a portrait or an image painting in layers doing the fine detail first and the background last. *Workshop: email a face photo if you prefer 24 hours prior.
Andy Warhol, Pop Art & Duplicate printing
Warhol worked on commercial advertisements and films. In our Camp: duplicate an image as in his silkscreen techniques and paint each in different colors. In the Workshop: create a portrait of our pet (email a face photo of pet 24 hrs prior)
PAINTED WINE GLASSES (or juice, coffee, dipping plates) Great for Girls Night Out Paint in transparent layers drawing freehand, following instruction,
or by tracing stencil images. Two Glasses
are included, $5.00 for two additional.
COLOR PASTELS “Sun Flowers” Using pastels layer and blend vibrant colors to create a soft look. Drawing from a still life, cover the importance of shadows, highlights and 3-D effects.
Diego Rivera “The Flower Carrier”
Vibrant color pastels and shapes creating a vision of cultural images of the Spanish market place.
Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” Recreate on stretched canvas, Van Gogh’s Dutch post-Impressionist style, using layers and dabs of paint
“Woman in a Hat with Pompoms and a Printed Blouse” - Recreate his Cubism style using acrylics.
COLLAGE “Entangled Tree” On 11”x14” wood board create your own interpretation of a entangled tree using dye cut leaves, tissue paper, recycled colored paper and acrylics.
B&W PEN and INK Drawing Using
a fine point pen learn sketching techniques of cross-hatching, stippling and various forms of line widths. You will be taught the importance of contrast, shadows & highlights in order to create tone and texture.
CALLIGRAPHY and CHINESE Sumi-e INK PAINTING
Developed during the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Ink wash painting as in calligraphy, artists grind an ink stick over an inkstone to obtain black ink then paint by varying the ink load and pressure with a paint brush. We will also try dipping quill pens into ink and writing traditional calligraphy.
POP ART Roy Lichtenstein
An American pop artist who was heavily influenced by both popular advertising
and the comic book style. Paint a large poster
sized acrylic piece.
Using charred wood as
a tool for drawing, shading and blending
in B&W. Create levels of gradation by varying pressure and rotating
the stick. Focus on large shapes, highlights, shadows and spears.
MIXED MEDIA Using paper, scissors, 3-D pieces, paint and glue to create a unique piece of art.
Claude Monet “Water Lilies” Landscape painting
using Monet’s French Impressionist style and painting using sketchy strokes called “impasto”.
Using aluminum and recycled tin lids use a variety of tools to emboss, punch holes, color, and create patterns and images. Follow the traditional Spanish style.